Medical certificates

Only the official TASC Senior Secondary External Assessment Medical Certificate will be accepted as it includes all information required by TASC.

The medical consultation must be on the day of your exam, or not more than seven days before the exam. If the date of the consultation is after the date of the exam it will not be accepted.

If you’re sick and can’t attend an exam

  • Tell your school the reason you can’t attend the exam.
  • Immediately arrange a same-day appointment with your doctor or a medical practitioner – the appointment must be the same day as your exam (or not more than seven days before).
  • Complete Section A of the TASC Senior Secondary External Assessment Medical Certificate, and ask them to complete Section B and submit it to TASC within three days.

If you become sick during an exam and can’t complete it

  • Report to an Exam Supervisor and explain why you are leaving.
  • Immediately arrange a same-day appointment with your doctor or a medical practitioner.
  • Complete Section A of the TASC Senior Secondary External Assessment Medical Certificate, and ask them to complete Section B and submit it to TASC within three days.

If you can’t attend an exam for another reason, including if you experience an emergency

  • Tell your school the reason you can’t attend the exam.
  • Write to the Executive Officer, TASC at execofficer@tasc.tas.gov.au within five days of your exam to apply for an emergency special arrangement. You must detail the reasons for your absence, and provide supporting evidence such as a police report, statutory declaration, etc.
  • You will be advised by TASC via email if your evidence has been accepted.

Derived exam ratings

Derived exam ratings will be applied to determine your results, if it is accepted that you are sick or experience an emergency and can’t attend your exam (in whole or in part).

For more information about derived exam ratings, see the information sheet on Student Results using Derived Exam Ratings.